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Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., was the first African-American general for the U.S. Army, in the wake of beginning as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War.

Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr was the first black general ever recorded in history to have attained such rank in the US Army, in the wake of beginning as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War. Following numerous times of administration he turned into a consultant for the military on racial discrimination pushing for full mix of the military. He earned a Bronze Star Medal and Distinguished Service Medal.

U.S. Army general and soldier Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. was born on July 1, 1877, in Washington, D.C. Little was known about his early life as a growing up child. But his family were a comfortable middle class family, he attended Howard University in 1897. Breaking new ground, Davis turned into the principal African-American general in the United States Army. He started his military career as a volunteer amid the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Getting his bonus in 1901, Davis was elevated to first lieutenant on March 30, 1905 then to captain on December 24, 1915, later to majoy on August 5, 1917 and to lieutenant colonel on May 1, 1918. He returned to his perpetual rank of commander on October 14, 1919, and was elevated to lieutenant colonel on July 1, 1920 not long after to colonel on February 18, 1930 and finally to brigadier general on October 25, 1940.

He was removed for the US army on July 31, 1941, and was reinstated back to active duty with the rank of brigadier general the next day. Making him the first ever black man to reach the ranks of a general in the history of the US Army.

Amid his times as a military administration, Davis invested a lot of his energy showing others as a professor of military science and strategies at Wilberforce University in Ohio and the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He additionally served voyages through obligation around the globe, including in the Philippines and Liberia. During the World War II, he held numerous posts, including adviser to the Inspector General. One of his most significant parts right now was a counselor on African-American issues in Europe.

Many black soldires were irritated with the segregation they experienced from white officers and by their prohibition from battle duties. An all around respected military officer and a critical individual from the black group, Davis offered his recommendation and advice on the most proficient method to enhance this strained circumstance and campaigned for the full joining of U.S. troops. The armed force concurred a constrained incorporation of the powers in Europe.


Leaving the military in 1948, Davis had put in 50 years serving his nation. During his excellent career, he was granted the Bronze Star Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Davis died of leukemia on November 26, 1970. Twice wedded, he had three children. His child, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., took after his dad's strides, also becoming a general in the U.S. Air Force.

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Well, he did well for himself. I wonder if born in Nigeria, what his fate would have been. My country the killer of dreams.

The U.S.A is where hardwork sprinkled with a bit of smartness is rewarded.

A fulfilling career I'll say though leukemia, disrupted the happy ending. Rest in peace HERO!


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Date:April, 3, 2018


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Tanggal: 3 April 2018

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